Tiger Woods' professional golf debut score card sells for $104,741

Tiger Wood's score-card from his very first professional golf tournament has sold for a staggering $104,741 at TheGolfAuction.com.

The score-card, signed by Tiger and his playing partner Joe Daley, attracted 46 bids in total, and quickly soared from it's $500 opening bid.

Tiger Woods professional debut hole-in-one scorecard
Image: TheGolfAuction.com


The score-card is from the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open and is super special for two reasons.

  • It was Wood's first appearance as a professional golfer.
  • He also scored his first ever professional hole-in-one.

With 188 yards to the pin at the par 3 14th hole,, Tiger's ball hit the green, skipped twice and rolled into the hole followed by a now familiar fist pump. 

The score-card was sold from the collection of Irv Batten, who served 26 years as the Official PGA Tour scorer - and is claimed to be the only score card that Irv, obviously sensing something great, ever kept.

What made the lot even more interesting is that the actual ball used by Tiger Woods to hit his Greater Milwaukee hole-in-one sold for $186,000 at Heritage Auctions in November 2022.

The Titleist 1 ball had also been signed by Tiger in black sharpie and was sold with a notarized letter of provenance provided by the vendor Bob Gustin.

At $186,000 it became the most valuable Tiger Woods signed golf ball, eclipsing the $30,328 paid in April 2018 at Green Jacket Auctions, for the ball Tiger used to win the 2005 Masters.

We're hoping the score-card and the ball have been reunited with a single owner. That'd be some display piece.

Further reading:

Tiger Woods golf memorabilia stars at auction

Tiger Woods' Scotty Cameron golf putter sells for $393,300

Tiger Woods golf memorabilia breaks records at auction

Tiger Woods' 2010 Masters Shirt sells for $139,348

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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